Category Archives: Overseas workers

The Philippines Promotes ‘Balik’ (Return) Scientist Program


The Philippines signed into law the ‘Balik’ (Return) Scientist Program providing incentives to Filipino scientists in US and around the world to return back home and share their expertise. Like Bayanihan Foundation’s NEXTGEN Program, this new program might help reverse ‘brain drain’ and have long-term positive impact. Continue reading

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‘Padala’ (Remittances): Top Seven Facts You Need To Know


‘Padala’ (remittance) is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in their home country. These remittances have been recognized as an important developmental vehicle. Here’s the top seven facts you need to know. Continue reading

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Philippine President Duterte Optimistic Development Plans


Philippine President Duterte continues his popularity in the Philippines. He presents the most optimistic development plan that aim for the long-term, beyond the usual encouraging overseas Filipino workers to travel abroad and send remittances. It remains to be seen if his plans will work and keep up the momentum. Continue reading

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20 Incredible Facts About The Philippines


Did you know that 11 million Filipinos work overseas and that 25 percent of all nurses worldwide come from the Philippines? Check out 20 Incredible Facts About the Philippines. Continue reading

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Philippines and ASEAN Countries Getting Ready to Promote Massive Migration of Skilled Immigrants


The Philippines and ASEAN countries are getting ready to promote massive migration of skilled immigrants, potentially affecting 15 million ASEAN workers. On the other hand, the US has a more inward looking stance, building walls, enacting travel bans and putting America first. Continue reading

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Philippine History: How The Past is Connected to the Present


Committee on Pilipino Issues (CPI) and Bayanihan Foundation present “Filipinx X-Plore Our History Workshops” exploring Philippine history that is situated in the past yet connected to the challenges of the present Continue reading

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Filipinos in US, Around The World Get Set to Vote in Philippine Polls


Thousands of Filipino citizens in the US and around the world are eager to cast their vote in the one of the closest Philippine presidential elections in recent history. Polls are open until May 9, 2016. Continue reading

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